Phase-retrieval techniques in fringe-projection profilometry

C. Quan, Wen Chen, C. J. Tay

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This paper discusses several phase-retrieval techniques commonly used in fringe-projection profilometry (FPP). The FPP has become a suitable and powerful method for the measurement of object surface shape, and some algorithms have been proposed to extract phase maps, such as Fourier transform profilometry (FTP). In this paper, FTP, phase-shifting and continuous wavelet transform (CWT) are briefly described and discussed. In addition, two-dimensional short-time Fourier transform (STFT) is also presented to extract wrapped phase maps. Simulations and experimental results are presented to show the performance of these phase-retrieval techniques in FPP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-243
Number of pages9
JournalOptics and Lasers in Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Fringe-projection profilometry (FPP)
  • Object shape measurement
  • Phase retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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